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Drug Treatment Courts

 

Adoption and use of drug treatment court models across the Americas has grown significantly in the last decade.  In 2010, only five countries had the Drug Treatment Court model (DTC).  Today, fifteen OAS member states are exploring or implementing DTC models; Argentina, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the United States of America, and Trinidad and Tobago.  This approach is an alternative to incarceration option for offenders who suffer from a substance use disorder.

At the request of member states, the CICAD provides technical assistance to explore, implement and evaluate DTC models (for juveniles and/or the adult population). Such technical assistance includes, but is not limited to: training, policy design, development of protocols and guidelines, outreach, long-term sustainability planning, execution of feasibility studies, and monitoring and evaluation (both of process and of impact).

Regarding monitoring and evaluation specifically, ES-CICAD has conducted process evaluations of DTCs in seven OAS member states; Barbados, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago, and drafted the first-ever manual for DTC operators focused on M&E best practices.  The Manual for Scientific Monitoring and Evaluation:  Drug Treatment Courts in the Americas sets the new gold standard for DTC monitoring and evaluation, and represents a springboard to encourage adoption of these best practices throughout the Western Hemisphere.


updated on 10/10/2019 4:53:23 PM